Conservation and Population Recovery of Gharials (Gavialis gangeticus) in Nepal

  title={Conservation and Population Recovery of Gharials (Gavialis gangeticus) in Nepal},
  author={Krishna Prasad Acharya and Bed Khadka and Shant Raj Jnawali and Sabita Malla and Santosh Bhattarai and Eric D. Wikramanayake and Michael K{\"o}hl},
  pages={129 - 135}
Abstract: The remnant populations of Gharials, Gavialis gangeticus, are now confined to the large, deep rivers of northern India and Nepal. In lowland Nepal, the populations are restricted to a few stretches of the Narayani–Rapti and Karnali–Babai river systems. Periodic censuses of the wild populations have been made over the past 12 yr. Here, we present population trends of Gharials in the Narayani, Rapti, and Babai rivers based on these surveys. The results indicate that the combined numbers… 
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